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    Portable power banks... what are you using

    Guys, what is the go-to portable power bank for outdoor use ?

    Good capacity, light weight, small size etc.

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    Not really what you mean but seen a nifty one that came out the bottom of a cooking pot. some fancy technical process that converted heat into power.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOiBR0p6DFo
    Probably have to cook dinner for the all blacks to charge the phone but wank factor would be high.

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    i use a power bank that holds 3 18650 batteries then i can use them for torches etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    i use a power bank that holds 3 18650 batteries then i can use them for torches etc.
    have you got more details @blair993, that sounds good - my headlamp uses 18650...
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    What are you wanting to use it for?
    https://youtu.be/PYYw1cYS8o8
    This guy is one of my favourite YouTubers. As another option to @csmiffy idea.

    I have a cheap single 18650 power bank that I use to top up my cell phone if I forget to charge it overnight I think I paid $10.00 at the warehouse. It's small so fits in my pocket and almost fully charges my phone. I have bought a bigger one that's solar powered (I bought it as a light) but haven't used it to charge my phone. I keep it on my van dash so it's alway ready to go. I'm unlikely to carry it into the bush as its heavy.

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    charging phone (gps & topo maps), gopro, looking at a garmin inreach... all of those can be charged with USB cable
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    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Genu...27424c4dEA3vC4
    its been great so far. not water proof to speak of but been damp before. They also do a triangle shape but liked the flat one to put in packets etc.
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    have a look at the new jump starter ones.i have one from repco about $230 has 2 usb outputs a torch and will jumpstart a 6 litre petrol motor and have used it to start a 75hp tractor it can be recharged from a 12v lighter socket as well as mains power. will charge a smart phone several times according to the blurb on it.its the 16000mah model without the Bluetooth speaker.
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    You could try a Nitecore F2 which takes two 18650's - can be charged from USB, solar etc and output to any USB device.

    two 3500's give you 7000mAh which should charge the average mobile at least twice before needing to be recharged.
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    I've just received our new dual USB chargers that are Power banks as well (leave the batteries in and the charger becomes a powerbank) - neat actually - best to use the 18650 batteries, but you can use others

    https://owloptics.co.nz/collections/...-and-powerbank

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    I've got an anker 10k. They are awesome, 3 full charges of the phone

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    I got one of these in from the states a couple of years back and its been awesome.

    Can charge AAs and aaa's as well as anything with a usb port. Can also get a cig lighter adapter for it. Not sure about your 18650's tho

    https://www.goalzero.com/shop/kits/guide-10-nomad-7/

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    Ravpower Ace Series 32,000mAh
    Has about 10 or so full phone refills, havenít emptied it yet.
    About as large capacity as I could find about 12 months ago
    Downside is I had an issue the other day with airport w Queenstown not letting it on a flight as it is above 100Wh. Air NZ eventually said it was ok, but had to pick it up next time I flew through


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    https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/c...rod136771.html

    I use 1 of these. Its water and shock proof. I got 2 charges of my phone and 1 of the inreach and what was left i used on my speaker last Tahr Ballot.

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    I have both an Anker and a Samsung unit here, both 10K, both last well, bulky but one unit will run LED camp lights for two to three nights and one charge on my phone.

 

 

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